Paul S. Kurtz, age 79, went home to be with the Lord just 5 days short of his 80th birthday. He was born November 15, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph and Thelma Irene (Kissinger) Kurtz. A roofer by trade, Paul was an ordained Pastor and Bishop. His delight was preaching the gospel and seeing souls come to Christ. God gave him a gift of ministry and he used it to God's glory. He assisted in church planting in many different countries. Lots of people came to Christ through evangelism outreach throughout the world, and especially in his street ministries to New York City. He preached the Gospel and people accepted Christ as far away as India. He was a member of the Hartville Conservative Mennonite Church.
He is survived by his wife Naomi. She was his childhood friend/teenage sweetheart and they would have celebrated 61 years of marriage on November 17th; He adored his children and grandchildren and they are as follows: children Deborah Zaluski, Paul Jr. (Alison) Kurtz, John (Rita) Kurtz, Rhoda (Marcus) Schrock; 12 grandchildren Matthew and Abbey Zaluski, Olivia, Madeline and Austin Kurtz, Chase, Lauren, McKenna and Seth Kurtz, Alexis, Grace and Luke Schrock. He is also survived by one brother and 3 sisters. Preceded in death by son-in-law Dennis Zaluski; baby brother and 2 sisters.
Calling hours are Tuesday 4-7 PM at Hartville Conservative Mennonite Church. Funeral services are Wednesday 10:30 AM in the church with Pastor David Gingerich officiating. Final resting place is Walnut Grove Cemetery.
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